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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 MSI 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 MSI 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 MSI 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The GeForce GTX 980 MSI 4GB Edition GPU could struggle if it was to try and run the most demanding games available today, but it meets a lot of game system requirements found in today’s games.

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

Game performance for the GeForce GTX 980 MSI 4GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2021. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. This graphics hardware can run 631 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

A GeForce GTX 980 MSI 4GB Edition card at 1080p is seeing a playable frame rate when running Resident Evil 8 on Ultra - 35 FPS. Lets look at the predicted performance it will get on Far Cry 6 which is 28 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Back 4 Blood is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a reasonable 56 FPS.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the GeForce GTX 980 MSI 4GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Resident Evil 8 and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 69 FPS, Medium: 55 FPS, High: 37 FPS and Ultra: 26 FPS. We then checked the performance on Far Cry 6 to predict if that will run well. It is predicted to be weak with a 21 FPS at Ultra 1440p. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 980 MSI 4GB Edition running at 1440p is certainly a viable option for these higher gaming resolutions. Remember that if you suffer some 1440p FPS drops the you can usually tweak modern game graphics settings until you get a near High graphics setting experience with this Graphics card.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 MSI 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 MSI 4GB Edition in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 MSI 4GB Edition? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 980 MSI 4GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, as it can run 976 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 54% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 980 MSI 4GB Edition is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, which is 46% more powerful and can run 967 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
69 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 MSI 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 MSI 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
156 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
78 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$549.99
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
5120 x 3200
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096MB
Memory Speed
1753MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1126 MHz
Boost Clock
1216 MHz
Power
Max Power
180 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
6.3
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GeForce GTX 980 MSI 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 MSI 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB created by MSI. It doesn't have any new features. Read below to know more.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Clock Frequencies of both Central Unit and Operating Memory Clock Remain the Same.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Power Consumption
According to MSI, the rated board TDP was unlocked to 180W. A 500W PSU with at least 2 6-pin available recommended is required.

Release Price
GeForce GTX 980 MSI 4GB Edition was released for $549.99. That's the same price of the reference Graphics Card.

Performance
Without a New Cooling Solution or overclocking out of the box, GeForce GTX 980 MSI 4GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB. Therefore, Dual GeForce GTX 690 is still slightly faster.

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